Monday, January 30, 2012

Kidney patients get pleasant surprise from MP

For you: Lim (centre) and Chua giving shopping vouchers to kidney patients at the centre.
Source: (30/1/2012)
A TOTAL of 40 kidney patients at the Nanyang–NKF Dialysis Centre in Jalan Pahang, Setapak received a pleasant surprise before the Chinese New Year celebrations recently.
They were presented shopping vouchers worth RM50 each by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng. “I hope these vouchers may ease their financial burden as they do their CNY shopping. My father-in-law used to be a dialysis patient; he was on dialysis for 19 years before he passed away. I understand the hardship the kidney patients go through,” said Lim.
He also encouraged organ donation. “It’s a meaningful pledge. With technology, it’s just one click away as we can go online to register to become an organ donor. In the past 15 years, only 356 Malaysians successfully donated their organs while the list for organ transplant shows more than 14,000 patients in the queue,” said Lim; who has pledged to become an organ donor himself.
Speaking about this charitable giveaway, NKF chief executive officer Chua Hong Wee said, “NKF is grateful to Lim’s kind support and his understanding towards the patients’ needs. We are also grateful to Lim who personally donated RM500 to our organisation. “The money will help ease the burden of our kidney patients. This support and kindness inspires NKF to continue to do what we do best, providing dialysis care to poor kidney patients and educate the public on kidney care.”
Those who are interested to join NKF can call 03 – 7954 9048 ext 208 or e-mail

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